Sunday, February 12, 2006

Pope: Religion, science compatible

Pope: Religion, science compatible:
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 02.11.2006

"VATICAN CITY — Science made such rapid progress in the 20th century that people may sometimes be confused about how the Christian faith can still be compatible with it, Pope Benedict said Friday.

But science and religion are not opposed to each other and Christians should not be afraid to try to understand how they complement each other in explaining the mystery of life on Earth, he told the Vatican's doctrinal department...."

The "Vatican's doctrinal department", or "The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith", is probably better known by its former name "The Inquisition".

Benedict XVI had developed a reputation for rigid doctrinal stances in his 25 years with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the faith, but in his early months as Pope, he has shown a more conciliatory tendency.

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